Coronavirus: Ogun quarantines 28, sets up centre




The governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Friday disclosed that so far, 28 people had been identified and quarantined as those who had contact with the victim of the in the state.

The governor, who made the disclosure in Abeokuta, the state capital, said the Isolation facility located in the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) in Sagamu, would be upgraded into a full-fledged bio-security and containment centre to treat anyone that test positive to the virus.

The 44-year-old Italian victim (name withheld) who was said to be a consultant to a cement company in came into the country from Lagos state on Tuesday.

Governor Abiodun disclosed that the cement factory had been totally locked down while the two health centres located in the factory had been converted to isolation centres to hold the contact persons.

The bio-security centre, the governor said, would be set up with the help of the federal government and other international health organisations and would increase the number of bio-security centres in the country to four.

“We are not leaving no stone unturned that is why we have decided that the Isolation facility in the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) will be stepped up into a full-fledged bio-security and containment centre,” he said.

He urged members of the public not to panic or entertain any fear as the state was doing very possible to check the spread of the virus.

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